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  • LOS ANGELES, Dec 26- "The Interview" took in more than $1 million in a limited Christmas Day release, a solid showing that could be quickly eclipsed by the money Sony Pictures makes with its groundbreaking online debut of the raunchy comedy. After large movie theater chains refused to screen the comedy following threats of violence from hackers who opposed the...

  • LOS ANGELES, Dec 26- "The Interview" took in more than $1 million in a limited Christmas Day release, a decent start for the raunchy comedy that appeared dead after Sony Pictures pulled it from theaters last week following a devastating cyberattack blamed on North Korea. Sony Pictures also released the movie online via Google Inc's YouTube and Google Play,...

  • MBAs struggle to keep up with Silicon Valley Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 10:05 AM ET
    Greg Pass, the former chief technology officer of Twitter and a teacher at Cornell Tech, speaks to Amanda Emmanuel and other students at the school in New York, Dec. 17, 2014.

    The Cornell Tech MBA program in New York works to provide its students with both tech and business skills.

  • Here's the real job killer Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 9:49 AM ET

    Underneath the euphoria of an improving job market, there's one nagging statistic and it reveals the real job killer, says Peter J. Tanous.

  • The nine biggest tech flubs of 2014 Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Jennifer Lawrence

    From executive gaffes to failed devices, there was plenty to talk about in tech in 2014.

  • Sony film mess reflects gadgets-entertainment gap Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 2:05 AM ET

    TOKYO— Sony's iconic gadgetry and the star appeal of Hollywood may have appeared to be a perfect match when the electronics giant bought Columbia Pictures in 1989. A quarter century later, it's apparent that Sony Corp. has not attained the magic synergy it was hoping for. The stolid silence of Sony's Tokyo headquarters over the hoopla surrounding Sony...

  • Singapore picks: best places to work Thursday, 25 Dec 2014 | 10:23 PM ET
    People sit along the promenade during lunch break at Raffles Place in Singapore.

    When it comes to work, Singaporeans think global, picking heavyweight multinational companies as their top choices, a poll found.

  • Tizen TV no substitute for Samsung's answer to Android Thursday, 25 Dec 2014 | 7:48 PM ET

    Samsung Electronics is planning a new product launch next year based on its own operating system as it tries to free itself from Android.

  • SEOUL, Dec 26- Global smartphone leader Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is planning a new product launch next year based on its own Tizen operating system, the South Korean giant's strategic push to free itself from Android and blaze its own software path. While that may impress designers of smart homes, Samsung's failure to release a handset based on its own...

  • Capacity crowds pack screenings of 'The Interview' Thursday, 25 Dec 2014 | 3:02 PM ET

    Hundreds of theaters Thursday, from The Edge 8 in Greenville, Alabama, to Michael Moore's Bijou by the Bay in Traverse City, Michigan, made special holiday arrangements for the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy depicting the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. But with President Obama among others criticizing the decision, Sony officials changed...

  • NEW YORK/ LOS ANGELES, Dec 25- "The Interview," the Sony Pictures film about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, opened in more than 300 cinemas across the United States on Christmas Day, drawing sell-out audiences in many theaters where outspoken patrons said they were championing freedom of expression. Seth Rogen, who co-stars in the...

  • Independents’ Day: ‘The Interview’ sells out Thursday, 25 Dec 2014 | 10:33 AM ET
    A ticket and a poster of the film "The Interview" at the Christmas Day screening of "The Interview" in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles, California December 25, 2014.

    Many midnight showings of "The Interview" sold out in independent movie theaters, in a show of support for freedom of speech.

  • LOS ANGELES, Dec 25- "The Interview," the Sony Pictures film about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, opened in midnight screenings in a smattering of U.S. cinemas on Christmas Day, drawing moviegoers who said they supported the studio's decision to stand up to efforts to censor the low-budget comedy. Seth Rogen, who co-stars in the film...

  • Streaming release of 'Interview' test for industry Thursday, 25 Dec 2014 | 12:57 AM ET

    ATLANTA— Sony's "The Interview" has been a hacking target, a punchline and a political lightning rod. Its Christmas Day release was canceled by Sony after threats of violence by hackers linked to North Korea. Sony released "The Interview" Wednesday on a variety of digital platforms— Google Play, YouTube Movies, Microsoft's Xbox Video and a separate Sony website.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 24- Google Inc's decision to screen Sony Pictures' film "The Interview" may help legitimize its YouTube platform as a serious rival to paid video streaming services, Netflix and Amazon.com Inc. Sony Pictures made the controversial film available online on Wednesday, expanding distribution of a comedy that triggered a destructive...

  • The film was available for rental on Google Inc's YouTube site as of early Wednesday afternoon. Microsoft Corp and Sony itself are also showing the comedy, a day before the hastily scheduled premiere at some 320 independent theaters. He added that Sony had first reached out to Google, Microsoft "and other partners" on Dec. 17, the day the studio said it had no future...

  • Microsoft Corp and Sony itself are also showing the comedy, a day before its scheduled premiere at some 320 independent theaters. He added that Sony had first reached out to Google, Microsoft "and other partners" on Dec. 17, the day the studio said it was canceling the movie's Christmas Day release. The showing is a chance for Google and Microsoft, which have been bit...

  • Where to watch 'The Interview' online Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 2:47 PM ET

    The online release comes a day after the studio reversed its previous decision not to show the movie after hackers stole internal documents and emails from Sony. In "The Interview," Seth Rogen and James Franco play journalists tasked by the CIA with killing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Buy or rent the film from Google Inc.' s platform.

  • ( (Adds comment from Google and White House). Microsoft Corp and Sony itself are also showing the comedy, the studio said, a day after agreeing to release it at some 200 independent theaters. The showing is a chance for Google and Microsoft, which have been bit players in a VOD market dominated by Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc and cable and satellite operators, to raise their...

  • LOS ANGELES, Dec 24- Sony Pictures will make its controversial comedy, "The Interview," available starting on Wednesday through online video platforms run by Google Inc, Microsoft Corp and Sony itself, the studio said. Sony, which just last week canceled the release of the comedy- about two TV talk show hosts who are sent to North Korea to assassinate its leader Kim...